Privacy

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  • Ecto Privacy Policy
    Version 09/01/2006

    At Ecto we strive to develop innovative services to better serve our users. We recognize that privacy is an important issue, so we design and operate our services with the protection of your privacy in mind. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we gather when you use Ecto services, as well as the steps we take to safeguard it.

    The following principles apply to the personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. "Personally identifying information" is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address or email address.

    Data collection
    Ecto collects limited non-personally identifying information that your browser makes available whenever you visit a website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your visit and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to operate, develop and improve our services.
    The Ecto services require you to register for an account. Ecto asks you for some personal information in order to create an account (typically your screen name, email address and a password for your account) and we will use that information to provide the service. For premium services we may request credit card or other payment information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers.
    When we require personally identifying information, we will inform you about the types of information we collect and how we use it. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us.

    Although Ecto owns the data storage, databases and all rights to the Ecto services and software application, you retain all rights to your own content. We will never sell or share your content with any third-parties (unless, of course, the product or our company is sold or merged), or use your content for our own business advantage. We respect the privacy of our subscribers, and the privacy of their content.
     
    Cookies
    Upon your first visit to Ecto , a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service and to better understand how people interact with us. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Ecto features or services may not function properly without cookies.

    Information sharing
    We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent. We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances:

    We have your consent
    We provide such information to trusted businesses or persons for the sole purpose of processing personally identifying information on our behalf. When this is done, it is subject to agreements that oblige those parties to process such information only on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
     
    We conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Ecto, its users or the public.
  • If you have an account, we may share the information submitted under your account among all of our services in order to provide you with a seamless experience and to improve the quality of our services. We will not disclose your account information to other people or non-affiliated companies, except in the limited circumstances described in this Policy or with your consent.

    We may store and process personal information collected on our site in the United States or any other country in which Ecto LLC or its agents maintain facilities. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.
    In the event of a transfer of ownership of Ecto LLC, such as acquisition by or merger with another company, we will provide notice before any personally identifying information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
     
    We may share aggregated information with others. Examples of this include the number of classes and learning pages that have been setup on Ecto.

    Information security

    We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.

    We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.

    Updating your information
    We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information. For more information, please see the "profile" pages.

    Links
    The content on Ecto may include links. Ecto exercises no control over where those links may take you. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information.

    Changes to this Policy
    Please note this Privacy Policy is subject to change. We expect any such changes to be minor, but there may be changes that are more significant. Regardless, we will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also provide a more prominent notice. Each version will be noted at the top of the page. Prior versions of this Privacy Policy will be kept in an archive for you to view.

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact us any time on privacy at ectoprep dot com.